January separation spike - Love Law on TripleM and 4BC radio
Jan 18, 2012 | Ben Hall
According to Frank Carroll, Director of Love Law Online Pty Ltd, January sees a peak in demand for Australian family lawyers every year.
In fact, this is a trend Mr Carroll has noticed every year without fail for more than thirty years as a practising Australian family lawyer.
Unfortunately 2012 is no exception, with Love Law’s trending data showing an increase in traffic to www.lovelaw.com.au over this period and a spike in people participating in online family law consultations.
Although each case is different, some factors that contribute to the separation and divorce rate increasing in the New Year include the following:
Top 10 Causes of New Year Separation Spike
1. Financial stress after buying gifts, food, drinks and holidays
2. Stressful holidays amplifying underlying relationship problems
3. Emotional reactions to two big anniversary dates – Christmas and New Year’s Eve
4. Sudden changes to lifestyle after a year of work and routine, leading to anxiety
5. Enforced intimacy with family members for prolonged periods of time
6. Excessive alcohol consumption
7. Boredom resulting from lack of work and routine
8. Fear and confusion about the year ahead
9. New year’s resolutions involving relationships
10. A desire to not go through it all again this time next year
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Interesting divorce facts
- According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, there were 11,418 divorces granted in Queensland in 2010, an increase of 2.18% on the previous year.
- On average, Queensland marriages that end in divorce last 9.1 years before spouses separate and divorces are granted approximately 3.6 years after that. The national average time from marriage to separation is 8.8 years, meaning Queensland marriages tend to last slightly longer.
- 51.8% of all Queensland divorces involve children whilst the national average is 49.5%.
Love Law recommends that if your family law challenge involves children, you always seek advice from a qualified Australian Legal Practitioner.
If you are facing separation or a parenting or grand-parenting challenge, the Love Law service helps you understand your family law situation and can even find you a family lawyer - simply by completing a free online consultation by clicking here.